It’s not long after noon and already tonight’s dinner is simmering in the slow cooker. Yesterday I made Jamie Oliver’s Beef and Ale Stew. It had a lot of flavour and I would definitely make it again. I mostly followed the recipe but I had to change the ale. The local supermarket is no longer selling cans of Guinness so I made do with a dark Ebisu stout. I don’t drink Guinness so I’ve no idea how similar the two things are but it was the best substitution I could find.
The only problem with the stew was that it made me think of British bar food and large chunky chips. I don’t have anything to cook chips in and even if I did they don’t fall under my definition of healthy food. But I couldn’t help thinking of how well they would have gone with that stew.